Charlie Shrader


Seventh Year Graduate Student in Musicology

Room 103, Music Building

My research considers the intersection of aesthetics, economics, and instrumentality as crucial to understanding notions of belonging in musical capitals of Europe (Paris, Vienna, Berlin, London)  during “the long nineteenth century”. By working both within the musicological discipline and with a keen interest in interdisciplinary methods, my dissertation work goes in search of historical affective practice by parsing relations between performance, criticism, political economy, and technology. Under this umbrella, I am interested in economics of music; traveling musicians; the “industry” of music criticism; the spectacle of (grand) opera; the theatricalization of music; production of instruments new and old; and the shifting values (economic, cultural, social, political) associated with music under the expanding regime of capitalism.